Swimming at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metre freestyle

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Women's 400 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
Medalists
Gold medal    East Germany
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Canada
«1972 1980»
Swimming events at the
1976 Summer Olympics
Sample picture of the event (unofficial)
Freestyle
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The Women's 400 metre Freestyle event for the 1976 Summer Olympics was held in Montreal. The event took place on 20 July.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Rebecca Perrott New Zealand 4:15.71 Q, OR
2 Regina Jäger East Germany 4:20.05
3 Tracey Wickham Australia 4:24.44
4 Carine Verbauwen Belgium 4:26.27
5 María Pérez Venezuela 4:38.93
6 María París Costa Rica 4:40.35
7 Vilborg Sverrisdóttir Iceland 4:48.28

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Brenda Borgh United States 4:17.20 Q
2 Wendy Quirk Canada 4:19.69
3 Wendy Lee Canada 4:20.16
4 Laura Bortolotti Italy 4:29.71
5 Antonia Real Spain 4:30.37
6 Fernanda Pérez Colombia 4:45.73
7 Karen Robertson Hong Kong 5:03.90

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Annelies Maas Netherlands 4:17.16 Q
2 Kathy Heddy United States 4:19.34 Q
3 Susan Barnard Great Britain 4:30.05
4 Maria Guimarães Brazil 4:32.63
5 Linda Faber Netherlands 4:36.98
6 Susana Coppo Argentina 4:57.41

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Shirley Babashoff United States 4:16.07 Q
2 Shannon Smith Canada 4:16.70 Q
3 Sabine Kahle East Germany 4:19.34 Q
4 Irina Vlasova Soviet Union 4:21.19
5 Ratchaneewan Bulakul Thailand 4:32.98
6 Susan Edmondson Great Britain 4:33.33
7 Diana Hatler Puerto Rico 4:49.73

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Petra Thümer East Germany 4:17.20 Q
2 Rosemary Milgate Australia 4:21.20
3 Jenny Turrall Australia 4:21.33
4 Allison Calder New Zealand 4:23.64
5 Eleonora Pandini Italy 4:34.69
6 Myriam Mizouni Tunisia 4:43.11
7 Georgina Osorio Panama 4:49.80

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Petra Thümer East Germany 4:09.89 WR
2 Shirley Babashoff United States 4:10.46
3 Shannon Smith Canada 4:14.60
4 Rebecca Perrott New Zealand 4:14.76
5 Kathy Heddy United States 4:15.50
6 Brenda Borgh United States 4:17.43
7 Annelies Maas Netherlands 4:17.44
8 Sabine Kahle East Germany 4:20.42

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